2020 Census Operations to Safely Restart

Posted on Jun 4, 2020 in Decennial Census, Main, Whats New Releases

Hawaii’s Local Census Office has reopened, and field operations have resumed!

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Census team adapted and delayed operations for the safety of the public and Census Bureau employees. The Census Bureau has been consulting with federal, state and local health officials and have resumed field operations under a phased approach. The Census Bureau will always incorporate the most current guidance from authorities to ensure the health and safety of staff and the public.

Which Operations are Resuming Now?

Starting June 1, the Hawaii Census team has resumed Update Leave operations. Update Leave involves delivering Census invitations to households in rural areas which do not have city-style addresses, areas that do not receive mail to their home address, and areas that have high concentrations of seasonally vacant housing. 

Census Bureau staff are also resuming fingerprinting protocols for new hires.

Honolulu Area Census Office: 808-650-6608

What to Expect

  • Census packets delivered to your home address containing your Census ID.
  • Census field staff canvassing areas for places people might be living and dropping off a census invitation and paper questionnaire. 
  • No in-person interactions; the Update Leave operations are strictly no-contact.

What to Not Expect

  • At this time, you should not expect census takers visiting your homes to help you complete the 2020 Census. 

If you have not done so already, you can respond online at my2020census.gov or by calling 1-844-330-2020.

For more information on Hawaii’s response rates, visit our 2020 Census Response Rate Tracker

Learn more at https://census.hawaii.gov/census_2020/.